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Maple, Vermont’s Medicine of Connection

Live Event
October 5: 7:00 pm

Author and theologian Damian Costello explores how the practice of maple sugaring in Vermont connects us to the land, our ancestors, and all that surrounds us. In conversation with the bestselling book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, he suggests that sugarmaking—which is informed by Indigenous wisdom—is a communal medicine of connection that teaches mutual reciprocity with the land.

About Damian Costello

Damian Costello's face smiling in front of a blue wallDamian Costello received his Ph.D. in theological studies from the University of Dayton and specializes in the intersection of Catholic theology, Indigenous spiritual traditions, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk and the author of Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism. Costello was born and raised in Vermont and serves as the Director of Postgraduate Studies at NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community.

 

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Date:
October 5
Time:
7:00 pm
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Organizer

Bob Joly
Phone:
(802) 748-8291
Email:
bjoly@stjathenaeum.org

Venue

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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Website:
http://www.stjathenaeum.org/